Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cruise Info!!

Baja Mexico Scrapbooking Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line's “Elation”

Oceanview Stateroom from $679.05 Inside Stateroom from $619.05
Reduced rates for non-crafters so bring the whole family along! Deposit: $100.00 per person to secure your place, due June 28th, 2008.
Second Deposit $150.00 due October 2nd
Balance due by December 2nd, 2008

Including fun-filled classes and make-n-takes by celebrity teachers...

Leah Fung

Scrapbooking veteran Leah Fung has created more than 200 designs published in leading craft magazines and idea books. She travels the globe to teach paper crafts and serves as a contributing editor for Better Homes and Gardens’ “Scrapbooks etc.” magazine, and is a design team member for scrapbook-supply manufacturer Making Memories and a Creating Keepsakes magazine Hall of Fame inductee. She has also appeared on, FiskarsTV and Better Homes and Garden's Scrapbook Lifestyle. Fans might be surprised to learn that Leah — a wife and mother of two — holds a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry and works part-time as a medicinal chemist researching new treatments for diabetes and cancer. To learn more about Leah, visit: Leah's Desktop Dictionary

Johanna Peterson
Scrapbooking mixes all of my favorite things - my friends, my daily life, funny things my kids do, memories, photos, art... My formal training is in fine arts and photography, with degrees in Art and Design and Photography from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. Currently I have my own photography business and shoot on the side for several clients. I was a cast member for 2 years on Scrapbook Lifestyle (Better Homes & Gardens Scrapbooks Etc) Now you can see me in scrapping action with my friend Leah Fung and Donna Salazar on our video blog (posted on Leah's blog). I feel fortunate to be able to share my love of scrapbooking with other scrappers. I have been published in several publications including: Better Homes and Gardens, Scrapbooks Etc., Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooking & Beyond, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends, Scrapbooking & Cards Today (Canada), Cantata Books, Pine Cone Press and a few more.
• Accommodation
• Port taxes, government charges and fuel surcharges
• All gourmet meals, Entertainment onboard
• Fabulous Classes
• private craft room available to you 24 hours a day
• A commemorative custom magazine with tips, ideas and more, Crafting Cruises tote bag
• Special group events and activities Triples, Quads and Suites are available on request.

Visit for more information come chat with us on our forum Please call our toll-free number 1-877-419-1783 or email Crafting Cruises; a division of The Cruise Crew Licensed California Seller of Travel #2085607-40 Prices are per person based on double occupancy, prices are subject to change.
Ports of Call
San Diego, CA
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Ensenada, Mexico

San Diego, CA

Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Happenings

We eat dinner on the roof every night and take in the view. Life couldn't be better right now.

We have been to the beach so many times with many friends. It is just amazing living so close to the beach. The girls are having a great summer vacay.

We have spent a lot of time just relaxing pool side or swimming this summer.

A dear friend of ours took us out for frozen yogurt and took us on a ride in his '55 Woody. It is such an amazing car and in such perfect condition. The girls felt really special riding in it.

Davi and Hallie walk Missy often, or she leads them? Not quite sure.

What have we been up to?

The list is shorter for what we have not been doing.

I didn't update my blog for a while since we were moving to a beach rental and I lost internet for 3 days, but I am back up and running and we are settled into the beach house :) **sigh** so happy.
More later - we have more photos of things we have done and a few projects I have been working on in between working on my tan. Call me and we will meet you at the beach :)
Until later - I remain my happy scrappy self..... johanna peterson

There are so many things that make me happy lately :)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Summer Berries

Today we walked to the creek and picked berries. We ate one or two for each that we put in the bucket, but it was too hard to resist eating them as we picked them. There are grape vines by the creek also, so soon we can go pick grapes.
Our arms are a bit scratched up, but it was worth it :)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Spring Chick

hey, here is a layout for all you chicken lovers :)
I used several of the Around the Block pattern paper, and the quote blocks are ATB pattern paper also.
I stitched the photos and quote together.
I punched circles for the leaves of the tree and used the Around the Block flocking and glitter kit to add a bit of glitter to the leaves.
the cute chicken soft charm is also ATB and I stitched him to the paper.
the letters for the title are Around the Block "Font Dots" they are flocked letters that come with jewels for the dots, I opted to use them plain.
for the grass, I used the ATB label maker and cut the green tape into strips to look like grass.
thanks for looking and have a great day :)